Another bed-in-shed building has bitten the dust.

An enforcement team from Hillingdon Council moved in on the unlawful structure in West Drayton Road, Hayes, after months of negotiations with the owner.

An enforcement notice had been served on the owner and occupier of the outbuilding and they were given three months to comply.

The owner was ordered to stop renting out the shed and to then demolish it.

Nothing left but an empty space
 

But after they failed to do so the council did the job for them – after the people living there voluntarily moved out – and invoiced the landlord for the costs.

The council said this was the second time it had been forced to take direct action this year, although a number of landlords have heeded warnings and demolished unlawful outbuildings themselves, including those in Mount Road, Hurstfield Crescent and Pole Hill Road.